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Pakistan's Floods: The Economic, Political and Security Fallout

MIN READAug 30, 2022 | 20:45 GMT

A flooded residential area on Aug. 30, 2022, in Dera Allah Yar town after heavy monsoon rains in Jaffarabad district, Balochistan.

A flooded residential area on Aug. 30, 2022, in Dera Allah Yar town after heavy monsoon rains in Jaffarabad district, Balochistan.

(FIDA HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images)

Pakistan is facing an unprecedented flooding disaster, with most of its provinces experiencing significantly higher than average monsoon rainfall in 2022. Inadequate physical infrastructure and poor disaster preparedness have exacerbated the crisis. Unprecedented flooding and associated losses will worsen Pakistan's economic and political challenges, perhaps making militant activity likelier in some areas....

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